Six months ago we were on the scene as a major fire swept through Canal Market in Camden destroying market stalls and severely damaging the infamous Hawley Arms. It took 100 firefighters 6 hours to bring the blaze under control but it turns out, the ignition point was just a small LPG heater left on after a stall closed at 7pm that night. The wooden stall quickly caught alight followed by about 100 of its flammable friends as livelihoods went up in smoke and the local celebrity hangout burned. Discussions continue with Camden Council about the future of the site - fingers crossed the aspirational developers don't get their hands on the patch - and whilst many stall-holders were not insured, all have now received compensation from the market owner.
Camden Market Fire Starter
Last Updated 05 August 2008